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‘Bee Safe’ are the buzz words amongst P7 pupils in Antrim

‘Bee Safe’ have become the buzz words for Primary Seven pupils from across Antrim and Newtownabbey as the borough’s Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) deliver workshops to over 1,300 pupils from 50 local schools.

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Charity campaigner Steve Dayman who will pass through East Antrim en route to raise funds for Meningitis Now.

Campaigner stepping out in East Antrim on walk to fight meningitis

A charity campaigner who has walked over 12,000 miles and raised over £2 million to fight meningitis will pass through Carnlough and Whitehead on his 34th and final long-distance trek.

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Alan Ladd, Stephanie Ellis, Danny Donaldson, Alastair Houldsworth, Neil Campbell and Micky McAuley at 24in24 launch

Alan taking on 24 parkruns in 24 hours in memory of his mum

Mallusk man Alan Ladd will take on a challenge of marathon proportions later this month in memory of his mother who died from cancer aged 59 in August 2014.

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Benone beach is a must-see.

11 of Northern Ireland's most beautiful beaches

It's a beautiful summer's day out there and, if you're lucky enough to have the day off work, there really is no excuse not to get your bucket and spade and have some fun.
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Excitement is reaching fever pitch for CAFRE Sports Turf students Michael Dundee (left) and John Kennedy (right)  before they head off to Wembley Stadium to prepare the pitch for Saturday�"s FA Cup Final. Their tutor and No 1 supporter Paul Campbell (middle) hopes the team will have a day to remember. Photo Andrew Towe Parkway Photography

Greenmount’s Premier League Groundsmen set to score at Wembley

Wembley’s football pitch is set to be match-ready for Saturday’s FA Cup Final thanks to some help from a four-man team from CAFRE College.

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Trust’s Mental Health service model rolling out across NI

Trust’s Mental Health service model rolling out across NI

An innovative service model developed by staff from the Northern Trust is so effective it’s been rolled out regionally across all health trusts.

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Andrew Duff, from Ballymena, is one local volunteer who will be recognised at an upcoming celebration event Cancer Fund for Children are holding to celebrate the role its volunteers play in supporting families affected by cancer. (Submitted Picture).

Andrew recognised for volunteering role

A Ballymena man is to be recognised at an upcoming celebration event Cancer Fund for Children are holding to celebrate the role its volunteers play in supporting families affected by cancer.

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The Annual Seven Towers & Massereene Masonic Service was held in St Patricks Parish Church Castle Street, Ballymena, and hosted by Harmony Masonic Lodge 428 as part of their Centenary Celebrations.

Harmony Lodge host Annual Masonic Service

St Patrick’s Church on Ballymena’s Castle Street was the setting recently for the annual Seven Towers & Massereene Masonic Service.

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Cullybackey Colleges Romania team took to the air in March, to take part in a  trip alongside School Aid Romania.

Cullybackey College chalks up successes

The past few months have been both hectic and memorable for the students and staff of Cullybackey College.

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Andrea loses an amazing 16 stones and says a big yes to dress shopping!

Andrea loses an amazing 16 stones and says a big yes to dress shopping!

A civil servant from the North West who was once so self-conscious about her size that she used to hate being seen in public has lost an incredible 16st 7lbs and achieved 3rd place in a Slimming World ‘Greatest Loser’ competition.

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Guests pictured celebrating the third birthday of Hope House which offers a short free stay for those who have been diagnosed with cancer, and their carers. (submitted picture).

Third Birthday celebrations at Whitehead for Hope House

Pictured celebrating the third birthday of Hope House which offers a short free stay for those who have been diagnosed with cancer, and their carers, are some of the guests who attended: Maria McKnight (Hope House Treasurer), Mayor of Mid & East Antrim Councillor Audrey Wales, Steve Aiken MLA, Brian McKnight (Hope House Trustee), Mat Thompson (Hope House volunteer), Joyce Thompson (Hope House secretary), Dawn McConnell (Founder member of Hope House), and Norrie Ramsay.

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Alan MacPherson (Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band) pictured receiving the Best Pipe Corps trophy from Alderman Deborah Girvan, Chieftain of the gatherin (Mayor of Ards and North Down) at the Ards and North Down Pipe Band Championships at Bangor on Saturday 13th May.

Piper Alan’s a winner at first championship of the season

Alan MacPherson (Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band) from Cullybackey is pictured receiving the ‘Best Pipe Corps’ trophy from Mayor of Ards and North Down, Alderman Deborah Girvan, Chieftain of the Gatherin’ at the Ards and North Down Pipe Band Championships at Bangor on Saturday, May 13.

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Pupils from Ballykeel Primary were among schools who recent become water champions when NI Water visited.

Ballymena Primary School pupils become ‘Water Champions

Children from a number of primary schools in the Ballymena area recently became ‘Water Champions’ when NI Water’s Education Team paid a visit to their schools to teach them all about water conservation.

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Pictured with Councillor Audrey Wales MBE, Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, is Karen Hoey, Ballymena Chief Clerk, Translink and John Morgan, Service Delivery Manager, Translink. The Mayor is calling on residents of the Mid and East Antrim Borough Council area to get on-board Bus + Train Week, 5 - 11 June . For more details, visit www.translink.co.uk/busandtrainweek.

Mayor on board with ‘Bus plus Train Week’

Mid & East Antrim’s First Citizen, Councillor Audrey Wales is asking borough residents to give the bus and train a go and get on-board Bus + Train Week which runs from June 5-11.

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The EITP Team:  left to Right: Denise Bryans, Midwife, Natalie Hanna, MSW, Nichola Park, Quality Data Support Officer, Jennifer McIlreavy, Midwife, Barbara Strawbridge, EITP Implementation Manager, Anne Dent, Midwife and Martina Doolan, Interim Lead Midwife, Community and Public Health.

New support for first time mums

New mothers in the Northern Trust can now avail of a free support programme to help them prepare for the birth of their first child.

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Vienna Christmas market

Flights for Christmas shopping trips to Prague and Vienna launched TODAY

Two dedicated Christmas market trips from Belfast International Airport to Prague and Vienna have been launched.

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Slemish Area WI annual meeting Top Table, Secretary Margaret Ferguson, Guest Speaker Jennifer Campbell, Area Executive Member Sophia Maybin, Chairman Yvonne Crabbe, Homes and Garden Diane Murdoch. Photographs by Ernest O'Hara.

Slemish Area Women’s Institute members celebrate their success

Members of the nine Institutes which form Slemish Area WI celebrated a very successful year when they attended their annual

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Professor Lindsay Greer (guest speaker), Mrs Jane Allen, Lady Joan Alderdice and Lord John Alderdice at the Ballymena Academy reunion in Whitehall.

Former Academy pupils gather at London reunion

London’s Whitehall was the venue recently for a reunion of former Ballymena Academy pupils.

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Dress for the job you want (not the one you have)

Dress to impress: interview style advice for women

Although a catwalk-inspired outfit won’t necessarily be the sole reason you land your dream job, it’ll certainly make a great first impression.

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Alanis Millar who has helped launch a nationwide campaign for British Sign Language (BSL) to be taught in schools.

Antrim teen launches campaign for school sign language lessons

A 14-year-old deaf girl from Antrim has just launched a nationwide campaign for British Sign Language to be taught in schools.

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